Human services

Preliminary Analysis of FY 2009 Year-end Statement and Out-year Projections

On Wednesday, September 23, 2009, RIPEC released its analysis of the state’s FY 2009 deficit and projections of out-year deficits. Based on a preliminary audit by the State Controller the fiscal year 2009 will close with a deficit of $61.7 million. The deficit is due to a revenue shortfall. Further exacerbating the situation are the …

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Rhode Island’s Safety Net Project

Providence, RI – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) and United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) are pleased to announce the release of a joint study of the Social Safety Net in Rhode Island on Thursday, August 20, 2009. This comprehensive research, the first of its kind in Rhode Island, is entitled “Social Safety …

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Summary of Governor’s FY 2010 Budget Request

The State of Rhode Island has, for many years, faced an annual structural budget deficit with repeated out-year projected deficits.  These deficits have inhibited the state’s ability to make strategic long-term budget decisions needed to stimulate economic growth, support a predictable basic services system and to provide funding for long-term investments. State budgets with projected …

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How Rhode Island Expenditures Compare, 2008 Edition

RIPEC’s publication How Rhode Island’s State and Local Expenditures Compare – 2008 Edition compares Rhode Island’s expenditures – per $1,000 of personal income and per capita – with those of the other 49 states and the United States average. This year’s report includes data for both fiscal years 2006 and 1996, based on the United …

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Summary of Governor’s FY 2009 Budget Request

The proposed FY 2009 general revenue request of $3.3 billion represents a 2.9 percent reduction from the FY 2008 revised supplemental budget.  As presented the budget proposes, for the first time since 1993, a year-over-year reduction in spending.  This is a significant change from previous years and signals recognition of the historic growth of spending.The …

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Report on the May 2008 Revenue and Caseload Estimating Conference

This report provides a mid-year update on projected economic indicators and state revenues based on the May 2008 Revenue Estimating Conference. The report also includes a discussion on changes the Caseload Estimating Conference made to Medicaid expenditures and to the state’s projected caseloads for certain social service programs. For FY 2009 the Revenue Estimating Conference …

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How Rhode Island Expenditures Compare, 2007 Edition

RIPEC’s publication How Rhode Island’s State and Local Expenditures Compare – 2007 Edition compares Rhode Island’s expenditures – per $1,000 of personal income and per capita – with those of the other 49 states and the United States average. This year’s report includes data for both fiscal years 2005 and 1995, based on the United …

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November 2007 Revenue and Caseload Estimating Conference

The November 2007 Revenue Estimating Conference projects a current-year revenue shortfall of $113.4 million when compared to the enacted budget and $166.4 million lower revenues in FY 2009 when compared to FY 2008 revised estimates. Coupled with increased state costs for cash and medical assistance programs, out-year budget deficits are projected to be greater than …

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May 2007 Revenue and Caseload Estimating Conference

The May 2007 Revenue Estimating Conference projects a slight increase in revenues of $2.4 million in FY 2007 and a $102.5 million decline in FY 2008 when compared to previous Conference estimates upon which the Governor’s FY 2008 budget request was based. Combined with lower cash assistance and Medical Assistance program expenditures, the May 2007 …

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Summary of Governor’s FY 2008 Budget Request

Today RIPEC released a report encouraging an Investment-Based Budgeting process as a response to the proposed FY 2008 State Budget. The report provides a series of goals that RIPEC’s proposed Fiscal Get Well Plan incorporates. The goals of this plan include: A Three to Five Year Binding Cap on State Spending Growth. The Governor proposed …

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